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From Medium, March 11, 2020: Astronomers in the Dark Energy Survey, which is led by Fermilab, report the discovery of 316 minor planets beyond Neptune. Of these, 139 were entirely unknown before this new study, while 245 were seen in earlier observations by DES.

From Science News, March 12, 2020: Astronomers searching for dwarf galaxies using the Victor M. Blanco 4-meter Telescope in Chile were remotely operating the scope from a room at Fermilab, about 8,200 kilometers away, when they saw streaks popping through. A flock of satellites in low Earth orbit had photobombed their image.

From Brazilian Space, March 10, 2020: Durante a 5ª Comista, os dois países adotaram um Plano de Trabalho em Ciência e Tecnologia para o período de 2020 a 2023. Também foram firmados acordos de cooperação na área de cooperação científica em Física de Partículas de Alta Energia entre o Fermilab e a Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo e outro acordo na mesma área entre o Fermilab e a Universidade de Campinas.

From EurekAlert!, March 6, 2020: Caltech and JPL have designed a practical, high-rate, high-fidelity quantum communication system over fiber and free space. The team is on track to deploy, commission and demonstrate both concepts, including a free-space, municipal quantum link between JPL and Caltech, in 2020-21. They will also establish a space-based quantum optical connection between the Caltech-JPL quantum network and quantum networks in the Midwest, including Fermilab’s FQNET and IEQNET, together with Argonne National Laboratory.

From HPC Wire, March 2, 2020: Fermilab scientists are collaborating with researchers at Argonne, where they’ll run simulations on high-performance computers. Their work will help determine whether instruments called superconducting radio-frequency cavities, also used in particle accelerators, can solve one of the biggest problems facing the successful development of a quantum computer: the decoherence of qubits.

From the U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Brazil, March 6, 2020: On March 5-6, Brazil and the United States held the fifth meeting of the Brazil-U.S. Joint Commission on Science and Technology Cooperation in Brasilia to deepen collaboration in key priority areas for the benefit of both countries. FAPESP and Fermilab signed an MOU to deepen scientific and technical cooperation in high-energy physics, and UNICAMP and Fermilab signed a cooperative agreement for a state-of-the-art LBNF cryogenics system.

From CERN Courier, March 6, 2020: Physicist George Zweig writes a remembrance of Fermilab scientist and National Medal of Technology and Innovation winner Alvin Tollestrup.

From News at South Dakota State, Feb. 25, 2020: Two South Dakota State University professors are part of an international team of scientists and engineers working to uncover details about how the universe was formed. Stephen Gent and Greg Michna are using SDSU’s high-performance computing cluster to predict how argon circulates within the particle detectors to be constructed one mile beneath the earth’s surface. The detectors are for Fermilab’s Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility/Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment, which will be installed in the Sanford Underground Research Facility in Lead, South Dakota.

From, Feb. 24, 2020: In view of progress toward the realization of the International Linear Collider in Japan, the International Committee for Future Accelerators encourages the interested members of the high-energy physics community, laboratories and nations to support and participate in these preparations aimed at the successful establishment of the ILC.